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    February 9, 2013
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martin? >> all right. athena, thank you very much for joining us from the site of what will be a funeral two hours from now. the first lady to attend. to poppy harlow from rhode island. it's been a very pretty looking scene. >> reporter: it's been a beautiful morning. steve palmer is with us. we're going to get to him in a moment. he has a pretty neat krpgs on his feet. still have major power outages across rhode island, 180,000 homes without power. they're working to get power back up. providence, beautiful. people are finally coming out to see the snow, including steve. all right. let's pan down. talk about a good use of snow shoe shoes. he has these modern contraptions on. my snow shoes in minnesota are wooden and he called me old school. but you say you don't get to get these out often, right? >> not that often. not that often these days. there's just not that many big
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snow storms anymore. >> reporter: is it worst than you expected, are you enjoying it? >> i'm enjoying it. all our power is underground so we don't lose power. i enjoy it. >> reporter: what's the plan with these today? >> cruise. we're hoping a joint will open up soon er or later. >> thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> reporter: it's a beautiful day here. we'll send it back to you, marty. >> cruise with the shoes. i like that. massive manhunt for a suspected cop killer, christopher jordan dorner. it's just becoming daybreak at big bear lake in california. that means that search teams are heading back out. let's go to nick valencia in los angeles. dorner allegedly has declared war, i guess is the way to put it, on police and their families. you've been talking to the police commander. what's the mood? >> reporter: well, i think it depends on who you talk to, marpt. a short time ago we spoke to a police officer and asked him about how he's dealing with the safety concerns and how his
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family is doing. he told us that his wife, going into it, understood the dangers of what it is to be a police officer. what she's most concerned with it is the online support for chris dorner that has emerged. we spoke to commander andy smith as well about the safety concerns and he talked to us about the paranoia he is personally feeling. take a listen. >> i live outside of town, just outside of town. my local agency has been good enough to provide extra patrol to my house. my wife and children aren't home now, kind of a comfort to me, knowing that they're not home. >> reporter: commander smith is just one of more than 40 people receiving this detail protection. you can just imagine the strain of resources on the los angeles police department. martin? >> nick, dorner allegedly wrote an 11,000-word manifesto, i believe, and has been on a mission to reclaim his credibility, his name. and he also alleges racism and injustice by the lapd, right? >> reporter: yeah. he says not much has changed here in the los angeles police
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department since the '90s, infamous days of corruption and alleged racism here in the lapd. he makes some very pointed aemgss in his manifesto. i had a chance to read that day before yesterday. we asked the lapd about the specific allegation of him being hacked, that he had to file a restraining order against one of his colleagues. but because this is an ongoing investigation, martin, the lapd was very tight lipped about commenting on those specific allegations. >> nick valencia outside the lapd headquarters. thanks very much for the update. turning back now to the east coast. flight cancellations are starting to slow down as some airports resume service sooner than expected. we'll tell you who has the good news, coming up. ♪ get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell.
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every dog has his dachlt for a couple of them in central p k park, this is that day in the snow on what's turning out to be a nice day there in new york after the storm. good news for airline passengers as well. those waiting at home for their arrival, this is good news, too. some flights could take off as early as this hour from new york's laguardia and kennedy airports. newark passenger flights are not expected to begin until at least noon. that's due to the runways being down overnight. expect most airlines to operate on a pretty reduced schedule today. that according to the port authority. however, the possibility of canceled or delayed flights remains high. so far today more than 1,780 flights have been canceled, according to flight aware tracking. two feet of snow blankets most of the northeast this
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morning. and in upstate new york, that storm turned deadly. we've been reporting to you that a 74-year-old man was struck by a car that lost control in the storm. joining me now on the telephone, i'm joined by that man's sister, sharon hancock. sharon, first of all, from all of us here, we're very sorry for your loss. >> thank you so much. >> tell us about your brother. what was he like? >> caller: yes. his name was will melvin hancock. we called him sonny. he was 74 years old. we were brought up on a farm so he loved to fish and hunt. and when he would hunt, you never knew in the holidays what you were actually eating because he would have like bear meatballs for you for the holidays. that was kind of funny. >> sure. >> caller: he loved jazz and the blues mainly. he loved to play his guitar. he was the best brother ever.
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best brother. and for me, he but the me my first car. he took me to college and called me every saturday and sunday faithfully by 7:00. if he didn't call me by 7:00, i would call him to find out why he didn't call me. >> of course. >> he was the best brother ever. >> how did it happen? how did this come about? >> we were told -- i, myself, called him myself around 11:30 and talked to him to make sure that, you know, he was okay and that he wouldn't go out and shovel his snow. and he told me that his neighbor would normally shovel his snow for him. so, i didn't have to worry about that. so i'm thinking, okay. everything is fine. and then my brother, john, called us and told us what had happened. police had said he went out, normally walked with his dog as he does faithfully, his dog, bunt
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buttons. there was a college student that was driving who slid and she ran into my brother and hit him from the back. and he didn't even know what happened. they took him to st. frapsz hospital in poughkeepsie, new york, and they pronounced him dead there. >> sharon, i am so sorry for your loss, as we say. >> yeah. our family is really devastated. i wanted you to know he was actually the best brother and we have a brother and sister down in north carolina, a brother and a sister in poughkeepsie, new york, and myself. i'm here in manchester, new hampshire. he also had two young gentlemen that was from his deceased girlfriend, her grandchildren that he also called his grandchildren, too, jason and matth matthew. i'm sure we're all going to miss him so much. >> absolutely. sharon, thank you so much for sharing stories about your brother, who was killed as a result of the snow storm.
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so far the only fatality that has been reported. it is a warning to everyone who goes out in the snow. there are dangers there as well. sharon, thank you so much. we'll take a break and be back with more after this. can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much you think. except it's 2% every year. does that make a difference? search "cost of financial advisors" ouch. over time it really adds up. then go to e-trade and find out how much our advice costs. spoiler alert: it's low. really? yes, really. e-trade offers investment advice and guidance from dedicated, professional financial consultants. it's guidance on your terms, not ours.
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♪ she admits she killed her boyfriend, shooting him, then stabbing him 27 times but she says it was all in self defense. we're talking, of course, about jodi arias. she took the stand, dpeveefendi herself. arias took naked photos with alexander moments before brutally killing him. she says he made her feel like a prostitute. randi kaye spoke to nancy grace who was in the courtroom this week. i have to warn uh-uh some of the
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detail here is pretty graphic. >> she is really playing to the jury, randi. she is really taking the affect of being meek, mild, demure. she tells the jury that through all of these sexual antics that she feels, quote, like a prostitute, quote, like a piece of used toilet paper. but yet she's the one that's egging it on, driving hundreds, sometimes up to 1,000 miles to be with travis alexander. >> i listened to some of that testimony. it is so graphic. it's being brought up by the defense. what are they going for here? what are they trying to do? >> this is what they're trying to do, randi. and i reject it. i don't know why the state is not objecting to it. but i do believe the state has a plan, because i have noticed the prosecutors -- lead prosecutor is basically clenching his teeth as he is listening to all of this because it's largely inadmissible if he wanted to stop it, i believe he could with the proper objection. i think this is where the
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defense is headed. as you know, there are 11 men and seven women on this jury. they haven't been separated down to the final 12 yet. i believe they are trying to reach out to the women on the jury, to make the women believe that jodi arias was used, that she was mistreated, that she was used for sex and then discarded. travis alexander did not want a real relationship with her. he only wanted her for sex. all right, granted. >> they're trying to make him look like a villain. >> yes, they are, dragging travis alex around's reputation through the mud. what i would like to point out is that she's a willing participant in all of this. when he tries to break up with her, she stalks him, slashing his tires, hacking into his e-mail and bank account, slashing his new girlfriend's tires. it's crazy, driving up to 1,000 miles to get back with him. so, she's more than a willing participant in all of this.
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but i believe that that is their goal, to trash travis alexander, make certain members of the jury dislike him. i'm just very anxious to see what reaction the jury is having on cross exam. >> you mentioned a couple of things, but overall how did jodi arias say she felt in this relationship with travis alexander? >> well, she keeps bringing up issues, such as she went on his computer and saw e-mails from other women. and she says, it didn't really bother me. all right. that he wanted her to have anal sex. she says that didn't really bother me. everything, it didn't really bother me. yet, obviously, it did bother her. i think what they're doing is painting themselves into a corner, randi. because when it's all said and done, none of this amounts to self defense. what it amounts to is revenge. everything she says right now
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may be true. i don't think it is, but let's just say it is, randi. what does that amount to? a revenge killing, a killing in apger over the way he treated her romantically. >> so what's going to happen when the state begins to cross examine? what's that going to look like? >> a lot of people have asked me, don't you think if he's too rough on her and she cries, the jury might not like it? oh, let me just go crazy here and say hell, no, randi. because she has put up this facade. it is a lie. it is a lie! it is inconsistent with what we know to be true. he has got to rip that mask off of her face in front of the jury. and it's not easy. it's not easy to do that in court, but that's what he's got to do if he wants justice. >> be sure to watch nancy grace weeknights at 8:00 pm on our sister network, hln.
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connecticut is getting one of the states -- one of the states getting hardest hit by this harsh winter storm. the town of darien is already buried under more than a foot and a half of snow. we'll find out how residents there are coping. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. see what's new from campbell's.
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you might think that's some rural scene in, say, upstate new york. it's not. it's central park. and folks are out there enjoying the snow that came down. so connecticut, as you know, was pounded also by that storm. some places, three feet of snow. and we were showing you this now. a live picture from hartford. one car and one plow digging at the same time. two feet of snow in places. others have had more than that. we talked to the mayor earlier about how the snow was falling at a rate of four inches an hour, which is, if you don't
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know, if you don't drive a plow, a lot of snow to move. city crews are struggling to try and get it off the streets now. the snow will be falling for several more hours. meteorologist alexandra steele following all of this for us. good morning. >> good morning. you're right. two, three, potential four inches now. on the whole, probably two and three. this is the bull's eye. look at this, milford, connecticut, 38 inches of snow. can you believe it? new haven, 34. it wasn't just along the i-91 corrid corridor. along the corridor, 34. hamden, 34, madison, incredible 32 inches. again, it is coming to an end. we'll watch it come to an end from west to east. but connecticut potentially was the bull's eye, inches in the 30s. even on long island, stoney brook, 27.5 inches thus far. worcester, mass, 27.5. boston, 21. new york city getting about 11. big difference there. 11.4 in central park.
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paramus, new jersey, new jersey, vermont, new hampshire, everyone in on the action. up in long island, as well, long island, 30.3 inches. so certainly very substantial. no doubt about that. but the end is in sight. so the snow's winding down. the winds are winding down. now the sun's up. you can see what's fallen. you see here's new york state. the northway, the thruway clearing up now. and western massachusetts, western connecticut, new york city, done for you. eastern end of long island. suffolk county still seeing snow but nothing as heavy as we've seen. you see where it's brighter here. that's what we call bright banding where the snow coming down more in earnest. more dynamic lifting happening there. that's where the two to three inches were. predominantly right like this, a stripe. that's what allowed for those 30 inches. that's how it just adds up. but you see as we move through today and in toward this afternoon, 11:00, the area of low pressure off the coast. pretty much clears everybody. by tonight, it clears boston, clears maine even.
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by 3:00, you see where it is. then tomorrow, everyone is dry for the most part. still the winds behind it will be substantial. but we had wind gust today and really last night around midnight, 60, 70, even 80 mile-per-hour winds around the cape, island, nantucket. that is all winding down. and today and tomorrow, more gusts in the 20s and 30s. blowing the snow around. >> all right. that's still going to be a hazard for a lot of people traveling on the roads. and speaking of those traveling on the road -- on no, we're not going to ashley. we'll save her for later. it's been a busy week in the news. did you hear about the iranian president's near hit with a shoe in the face? we'll have it next. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort,
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we've been talking about connecticut and how badly it's been hit with all the snow. in fact, it seems to be the leader in the clubhouse so to speak. let's check in with ashley b banfield who is joining us. how is it? >> reporter: marty, i'm on 95. what a difference about a mile can make. as i was heading between greenwich and new haven, i'm right in the stairfield area if anyone's looking at the map. on 95, things were bare and wet and not many cars at all. then all of a sudden, within a minute and a half to two minutes of driving -- and again, i should remind viewers that there is a driving ban. yes, the media, emergency vehicles, we're okay to be on the road. but all of a sudden within that short span of time, i ended up in the extraordinary blowing snow, big drifts right on 95. several wrecks. a couple of big rigs just sort of plowed into the side